It is the season of giving and while holiday shopping is well underway, it’s never too late to give back to your local community. Here is a list of five charities you can donate to this holiday season, as well as their respective donation links.
Providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children across the globe, UNICEF provides emergency/famine relief, kids education, as well as vaccines.
- St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital
St. Jude’s is pediatric cancer and treatment research hospital. They heavily support patients financially, as well as provide new treatments,
- Coalition for the Homeless
Based in New York City, it is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization dedicated to helping homeless individuals and families. They have developed strategies that are not only cost-efficient but humane in reducing mass homelessness in NYC.
- The Trevor Project
As the world’s largest suicide and crisis prevention organization for the LGBTQ+ community, The Trevor Project provides free crisis service 24/7, trains volunteers, and works with policymakers to pass legislation protecting the LGBTQ community.
- Red Cross
The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides disaster relief, emergency assistance, as well as disaster preparedness education. Their mission statement is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in regard to emergencies. As a donor, you have the option to choose where you want your donation to go, from disaster relief to your local Red Cross, blood services, or wherever it is needed most.